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Venue changes for Tokyo 2020

Venue changes for Tokyo 2020

2 March 2015

Three venue changes have been approved for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

Bach: Every reason to be confident and inspired by Rio 2016

Bach: Every reason to be confident and inspired by Rio 2016

2 March 2015

The IOC has wrapped up a busy week of meetings in Rio de Janeiro.

IOC launches Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020

IOC launches Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020

1 March 2015

The IOC Executive Board has adopted an Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020.

IOC relaxes rule on athlete sponsors

IOC relaxes rule on athlete sponsors

27 February 2015

RIO 2016: The IOC is to relax regulations barring athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympic Games.

IOC vice-president says Rio is shaping up well

IOC vice-president says Rio is shaping up well

27 February 2015

IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

6 February 2015

TOKYO: The race is on to see what new sports will be competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with the IOC unveiling a timetable for the Japanese hosts.

“Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO

“Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO

30 January 2015

EDUCATION: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with UNESCO and several other international organisations, has cooperated on new Guidelines, urging governments and educational planners to invest in the quantity and quality of physical education that they offer.

Freedom for Women Mandatory for Olympic Bidders

Freedom for Women Mandatory for Olympic Bidders

23 January 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach has made a strong statement against discrimination.

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IOC: "We Must Be the Change We Want to See"

1 January 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach wrote a letter on New Years Day about 'the work that now must begin' after Agenda 20/20. He begins......It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Olympics

Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Olympics

16 December 2014

2024: Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event.

Sydney kicks off Welcome Home celebrations

Sydney Welcomes Home Rio Olympians

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.